Upcoming Events

Adult / Adolescent Sexual Assault Examiner Training (Online)
Web-Based Training

While registration is now full for this round, this course will be offered two additional times in the next twelve months. Dates for additional courses will be announced soon.

Registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, and physician assistants are invited to attend this online sexual assault examiner (SAE) training. Participants will learn the elements of conducting comprehensive adult/adolescent medical forensic examinations in cases involving sexual assault. This 40 hour online course will cover topics including:

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Dynamics of Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault
  • The Medical Forensic Evaluation
  • Medical Management
  • Program/Operational Issues
  • Patient-Centered Coordinated Team Approach
  • The Justice System and Testimony
  • Vicarious Trauma and Self Care

Registration is free to properly licensed health care providers from IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian health care facilities. Health care providers from referral facilities that serve American Indian or Alaska Native victims of sexual assault are also eligible to attend at no cost. The course will be accessible through the tribal forensic healthcare learning management system.  Materials will be downloadable from within the course.  Participants must have regular access to the internet with a connection faster than analog/dial-up.  The course must be completed by June 25, 2014.  No exceptions or extensions will be granted.

This is a 40-hour self-paced course. Students may complete the work at any time of the day or night that is convenient to them.

This course will be offered two additional times in the next twelve months.

Questions?  Email us at tribalforensichealthcare@iafn.org

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September 3, 2013

The Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) at IHS is pleased to announce the launch of its new forensic healthcare Web site.

June 18, 2013

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare Training project is excited to announce the upcoming schedule of Sexual Assault Examiner Classroom Trainings and Clinical Skills Trainings. These multi-day trainings run from September 2013 - February 2014, and are open to registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, and physician assistants.  Scholarships are available!  Click to read more.

May 6, 2013

Federally or tribally operated health care facilities are eligible to receive forensic equipment consisting of a high quality digital camera, laptop installed with Second Opinion software, tripod, camera lenses, and other accessories arranged neatly in a durable storage case.

May 10, 2013

For recorded sessions on how to install your forensic equipment and basic tips for using the digital camera and colposcope, visit Second Opinion’s File Sharing Portal at: https://files.secondopinion.net/fs/v.aspx?v=8b6f62889c666eb96f97